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The author speaks
I got a response from Mr. Urrea this week answering the questions some of us had about his book, The Devil's Highway . I'll post his response here. The questions I asked him in my email were: Why did you write the book? And, are you in touch with...
The Book
We had a great brown-bag discussion of The Devil's Highway last Saturday. Near the end of the event, we came up with a few questions for Mr. Urrea, the author, so I've been waiting to post until I heard back from him. Well, he hasn't responded...
Panel Wrap-up
The panel discussion on immigration Monday evening at City Hall was lively. A crowd of about 50 people were in attendance, and many stayed until the end to ask questions of the panelists. Reverend Dr. William Sappenfield served as the moderator and each...
Immigration Panel Discussion Monday night moved to Council Chambers
We've moved the Immigration Panel Discussion from the library to the Council Chambers in City Hall. The acoustics are better at this location, plus the disucssion will be videotaped and podcasted. If you can't make the discussion (Monday night...
Los Trabajadores/ The Workers
Monday night, the documentary film, Los Trabajadores/The Workers screened at the library. I was pleased with the attendance (28); clearly there are folks in Round Rock who care about the immigration issue and how it affects us here in central Texas. The...
One side of the story
The Dustin Inman Society was featured on NPR this week. This grassroots group advocates securing America's borders and enforcing deportation "in such a way that creates an inhospitable climate so that illegal immigrants will leave, and employers...
Legal Ease?: Breaking the Ice
I heard on the news today that in a recent poll, most Americans didn't understand the terms of the Immigration Bill that went before Congress last week. That makes sense to me--so many of us have opinions about immigration, but few of us take the...
Beginning our Journey
Since I finished reading the book, I realize I really don't know a lot about the issue of immigration. This weekend, I set out to educate myself. For this post, I'll start with listing some good websites, links and facts about immigration. For...
Hit the Road: The Devil's Highway
In May 2001, 26 men crossed the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona and only 12 made it out alive. Round Rock Reads! has begun! On May 31, Mayor Nyle Maxwell announced the winning book for Round Rock's first community-wide book club...